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New Series Volume 8, Number 14 

Bucs too 

good a host 

of soccer 


Issue 124 

Pholo/Brandon Lovett 

The Lady Bucs' soccer season 
ended Oct, 29 with a loss to 
Polk County Community 

By Barret Smith 

Sports Writer 

The Shellon State Ladv 
Bucs* soccer season formally 
came to a close on Oct. 29, 
though it did not happen as 
they had hoped it would. The 
Bucs came in riding a four- 
game win streak and an 
impressive 12-3 regular sea- 

The Lady Bucs gave a 
valiant effort but fell short in 
the second half, as Polk 
Commun College would 
score the only two goals— 
both in the second half. 

The Bucs" toss at home in 
the regional playofl iam 
was not indicative of their 
potential. The Bucs had high 
hopes and expected to finish 
very strong . But that let-down 
game that could hapjien to 

See Soccer 

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Shelton seeking campus life so hard... 

It's Scary 

Photo Amv P. Oswalt 


Although they didn't win, three of the contestants at the annual Halloween costume contest seem to 
make a nice family, more or less. 77ie three more-or~le$$ photogenic contestants i (L-R) Lisa 
Johnson, Chris Lynn and Amanda Blake. Such events seem to he helping define the Martin Campus. 

' Quality ' events make their mark 

Photo AnTonio Nevels 

Marquita Poe and Christine Williams applaud as Brittaney 
Norris is named the first Shelton State Idol TJte Idol contest was 
one of the most popular events during this year's Quality Month. 

With the costume contest 
finale on Oct. 29, Shelton 
State wrapped up another 
Quality Month cavalcade of 
activities, ranging from inspi- 
rational talks to paper airplane 
contests. * 

Besides the fun had by the 
faculty and staff, which was 
the original point and motiva- 
tion for Quality Month, more 
students than ever before sot 
involved this vear. 


So successful were this 
year's events that the Quality 
team members may have ere- 

See Quality 

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November 9— December 6, 2004 

First b-ball 



alumni to 


Photo/Amy P. Oswalt 

■ s 

Voting for Shelton State 
Homecoming Queen took place 
Nov. 1-5 on the Martin 
Campus and Nov. 8 on the 
Fredd Campus. 

Shelton State will cele- 
brate Homecoming on Nov. 9 

with a wide range of activities 
beginning at 1 1 a.m. 

A special luncheon for 
Shelton State retirees will be 
held 1 1 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in 
the D-Rcx)m on the Martin 
Campus, At 12:30 p.m.. a 
campus-wide pep rally will be 
held in the atrium followed by 
the Shelton Jazz Band per- 
forming a special 'Terrific 
Tuesday" concert. 

The celebration continues 
at 5:30 p.m. with the Lady 
Bucs* basketball game and the 
men's basketball name at 7:30 
p.m. against Alabama 
Southern Communit 


At 6 p.m. the Shelton State 
Alumni Association will host 
its 2004-2005 membership 

See Homecoming 

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The Courier 

T's... not only can you eat here; you 
could work here... 

McNac praises Pate's newest development. 
Students' final word on Bush and Kerry... 
And much more! 

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Dodson's emotional outbursts give 
Proof distributive properties 

By Dr. Jim Kenny 


Amanda Dodson made my 
cars go "woo- woo." You 
know what it's like when 
you're near something 
extremely loud and your 
eardrums cannot take it all in. 
When Dodson yelled and 
screamed during some of her 
more distressed scenes in 
Proof, sometimes my 
eardrums went "woo- woo." 

Coming from such a petite 
figure. I was impressed, and I 
liked it! 

As usual. Theatre 
Tuscaloosa put together a very 
"professional" troupe of 
"amateur" thespians for David 
Auburn's Proof, a Pulitzer- 
and Tony-wi nning play. 
Needing just four actors, 
director Tina Fitch easily 
assembled a top-notch cast: 
the venerable Gary Wise as 
Robert, an imploding famous 
mathematician seen mostly in 
flashback after his death: a 
determined Taylor Bridges as 
Hal, Robert's protege at the 
University of Chicago: com- 
manding Anastasia Munoz as 
Claire, the older daughter 
come back from Wall Stree to 
make things right; and, carry- 
ing the show upon the sound- 
waves of her emotion , Dodson 

as Catherine, who may have 
inherited both her father's 
madness and genius. 

One might spend an hour 
after the show quibbling with 
the author's intentions, partic- 
ularly his choice of a lack of 
ambiguity for the play's end. 

For the average show goer 
(movie or play), a straight-for- 
ward resolution may be a 
delight, bin. quibbling, one 
might arsue the story could 
have been even more effective 
had the audience been shown 
less explicitly who is crazy 
and who sane. On the other 
hand, it is a relief to be sure 
who's naughty and who's nice 
in the end. 

Quibbling with the play- 
wright's structure and strategy 
is all well and good, but on 
need not natter over the pow- 
erful displays of emotion on 
the backporch of a downtown 
Chicago home. The plays 
universality hinges not on a 
vague math proof, but on the 
inchoate love and rejection 
surfacing after the death of a 
loved one. Just guard your 
years and hang on... 

In addition to Fitch, artistic 
staff for Theatre Tuscaloosa's 
production includes scenic 
design by Ben Boyer, lighting 
design by Erin Hisey and cos- 
tume design by Jeanette 
Waterman. Jonathan Pate 
stage manages the production . 

Performances continue 
Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.; 
Thursday, Friday and 
Saturday, Nov. 11-13 at 7:30 
p.m. and the closing perform- 
ance will be on Sunday, Nov. 

14 at 2 p.m. 

Tickets for Pi f are cur- 
rently on sale at the Theatre 
Tuscaloosa Box Office or by 
calling 205-391 -2277. Prices 
are $ 17 for adults. $ 1 4 for stu- 
dents and seniors and $5 for 
Shelton State students. 


After the vote h y 


When it was announced 
Nov. 3 that John Kerry had 
conceded, half of the nation 
rejoiced while the other kept 
king how, why, and what 
happened? Although the 
Presidential election is all 
wrapped up. students feel that 
it is necessary to voice their 
opinions.. . 

•"I think after all the mud- 
slinging of the past several 
months that the American peo- 
ple have spoken, and spoken 
loudly. I believe that people 
want our country to be a God 
fearing, moral place. I believe 
that people fat least 58 mil- 
lion!) want to be able to turn 
on the TV. with their children 
in the room . and not be embar- 
rassed by what they see or 
hear," said Sherry Snow. 

•"I had a feeling that the 
election would come down to 
one state. It was pretty neck to 
neck. T think Kerry's plan 
backfired on him because the 
goal was to get more people to 
vote and when they did more 
people voted for Bush; ha ha, I 
thought that was ereat," said 
Shane Stokes. 

•"I don't think a change in 
leadership would be good for 
our country at this point. One 
thing that does concern me is 
that we live in a divided 
nation. I pray that our leaders 
from both parties work togeth- 
er to make us a stronger nation 
and bring us closer together.'* 
said Rick Ammerman. 

•"I think that the total elec- 
tion is a joke. I think that there 
is some cheating going on 
somewhere. Bush was not 
supposed to win. In all of the 
exit polls, they had Kerry as 
the favorite. Something is 

going on, and I think that they 
need to look into that" said 
Corey Carter. 

•"Bush won! As of right 
now... I am happy to say that 
even though I thought that 
most people were voting for 
Kern they didn't get him 
elected. I believe that religion 
should not be related to poli- 
tics; I still think that the candi- 
date should have some morals 
of some kind of Christianity 
beliefs besides Catholic. 1 am 
not downing Catholicism but 
if you're Catholic then you 
don't believe in abortion and 
Kerry wa^ supporting it. Still 
if I would" ve voted I would 
have voted Nader but T didn't 
have that chance to vote so 
now I am glad who my fellow 
citizens elected," said 
Elizabeth Prince. 

•"I didn't expect him to get 
all the popular votes like he 
did. I guess from now on all 
the elections are going to be 
highly publicized and drug out 
to the very last county. It is 
going to be an interesting four 
more years," said Ashley 

•"I think that there is some- 
thing that goes on behind these 
elections that isn't necessarily 
told to us. it seems like before 
Bush, elections were fairly 
quick with few complications 
Since he has come in. things 
are looking suspicious to some 
people. Tn my opinion, Kerry 
>uld win over a state. And for 
all we know, the president 
could have connections with 
the slates and they project him 
to win. I think when it is com- 
pletely said and done and if 
President Bush is back in 
office there is going to be a lot 



AnTonio Nevels is a sopho- 
more at Shelton State. 

of upset people and Bush will 
have a lot to prove to this 
country about his position as 
president," said Jason Church. 

•"When you look at the 
facts, you cannot say that this 
mntry, as a whole, is better 
off now than it was four years 
ago under President Clinton. 
The economy has been in a 
downward spiral for the past 
two years. And then there's 
the big war on terror. What a 
joke. Most people actually 
think it was Iraq that attacked 
us on Sept. 11 when it wasn't. 
Those same people have also 
been brainwashed into believ- 
ing that Iraq was in cahoots 
with Osama Bin Laden, even 
though Republican leaders are 
now saying that there was 
never any connection between 
Saddam Huesein and Al 
Queda. Which leads me to 
Iraq. Why are we there again? 
And now, the aftermath of Iraq 
is a complete quagmire. 
Well, he got us in this mess, 
let's see if he can set us out," 
said Cory Lewis. 

•"Go Bush! Four more 
years," said Shane Stokes. 




Amy P. Oswalt 

Brandon Lovett 

Design Assistant 

Sherry Snow 

Staff Writer 

AnTonio Nevels 

Sports Writer 

Barret Smith 


Dr. Jim Kenny 

Business Manager 

Amy P. Oswalt 

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The college seeks to ful- 
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All publications are sub- 
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which has been delegated 
the responsibility to review 
all college publications for 
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The Courier is an equal 
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students are encouraged to 


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C.A. Fredd Campus faces 

extreme makeover 

Shelton Singers 
celebrate 25 years 




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Sandra Hall Ray, State 
Board of Education District 7 
representative , announced 
Oct. 29 that a major renova- 
tion project on the C. A. Fredd 
Campus of Shelton State was 
presented to the board and is 
up for approval at the 
November meeting. 

The project will include 
renovating portions of the 
main administration building 
and adding a facade which 
will tie the campus in visually 
with the Martin Campus. Dr. 
Cordell Wynn, special assis- 
tant to the president said that 
this renovation is an important 
facelift for the C A. Fredd 

"I believe that students, 
parents and the community 
would join me in saying that 
this renovation is the most aes- 
thetically pleasing and appro- 
priate thing we could do to 
add a look of distinction to the 
campus and to strengthen its 
resemblance to the Martin 
Campus of Shelton State " 
said Wynn. 

According to Wynn, the 

new area created bv the 
facade, known as the Dome, 
will serve a student centered 
purpose. "Students have been 
involved in this process from 
the very beginning. I spoke to 
Larry McAfee's commercial 
arts class about my idea of 
adding a facade and they pr< 
duced the original drawings" 
said Wynn. Once complete. 
students will be able to use 
this area for a variety of activ- 
ities ranging from studying to 
student meetings. The stu- 
dents' drawines were taken to 
Ward, Scott, Veron Architects, 
Inc. for architectural design. 

This project, which is 
scheduled to begin before the 
end of the year, will be man- 
aged by Hall -Taylor 

The C. A. Fredd Campus 
will celebrate its fortieth 
anniversary in 2005, and this 
project is the first major reno- 
vation since its original con- 

The C. A. Fredd State 
Technical College (formerly 
the Tuscaloosa State Trade 

School) offered 
its first classes in 1 965, was 
designated a Historically 
Black College or University 
(HBCU) in 1 987, and merged 
with Shelton State 

Community College in 1994. 

"We have always enjoyi 
a great relationship with C. A. 
Fredd even before our merger 
ten vears aso. Shelton State is 
honored to have this campus, 
as it is an important part of our 
plan for growth and expan- 
sion. C. A. Fredd affords us 
additional opportunities to 
reach students in the West 
Alabama Community, and we 
are excited about creating an 
exterior that matches the qual- 
ity that can be found within C. 
A. Fredd," said Rick Rogers, 
president . 

Shelton official said the 
school is committed to invest- 
ing in the Fredd Campus 
through physical improve- 
ments and the addition of 
quality programs. The offi- 
cials say they are excited to 
play a part in the revitalization 
of this area of Tuscaloosa. 

The Shelton Singers will celebrate their 25th annith mj Dec. 4 
with a reunion concert including past and present singers. 

The Shelton Singers of 
will celebrate their 25th 
anniversary with a reunion 
concert on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 
p.m. in the Bean-Brown 

The 25th anniversary 
reunion will kickoff at 9 a,m. 
with rehearsal including past 
and present singers followed 
by a reunion luncheon. 

"All the things that make 
the Shelton Singers a success- 
ful choir-rehearsals, concerts, 
travel, festivals-also have 
forced strons bonds amom: 
the singers," said Glinda 
Blackshear, director of the 
group. "These friendships 
have lasted much longer than 
the few years when the stu- 
dents actually make music 

Founded in 1979, with 
Svble Coats as director, the 


Shelton Singers have 
appeared twice at Carnegie 
Hall in New York as part of 
the National Two- Year 
College Honor Choir. 

In addition, they have per- 
formed with the Tuscaloosa 
Symphony and appeared in 
concerts in Salt Lake City. 
Honolulu, Atlanta and 
Orlando. The group. received 
first or second place in the 
Alabama Two- Year College 
Music Showcase each year 
the awards were given. 

In addition to choral 
music, both sacred and secu- 
lar, the Shelton Sinners have 


presented the musicals Bye 
H Birdy, Little Mary 
Sunshine. Brigadoon , L 11 
Ahner, The Boyfriend, 
Oklahoma!, The Mikado, Tlw 
Pirates of Penzance and in 
cooperation with the Shelton 
State Theatre Department, 
The Fantas ticks. Cinderella 
and Damn Yankees. At least 
nine of the more than 750 
si users who have been with 
the group since it was founded 

See Singers 

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Be a part of the creative life force of the college... 



Deadline for submission of poetry, fiction, creative essays, 

paintings, drawings and photography is Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. 

Submit your work to the Courier office, Room 2319 

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President recognized as 
' Employer of the Year' 

Dr. Rick Rogers, Shelton 
State President, was honored 
by the Tuscaloosa Business 
and Professional Women's 
Organization on Oct. 19 as 
"Employer of the Year." 

In presenting the award, 
Rogers was recognized for 
"outstanding achievement in 
his professional career while 
providing exceptional oppor- 
tunities for upward mobility to 
female employees at Shelton 
State Community College." 

The Shelton State work- 
force is comprised of an aver- 
age of 54.8 percent women. 
The executive division of the 
college is 53 percent women, 
faculty 57 percent, clerical 95 
percent, maintenance 22 per- 
cent, and other professionals 
58 percent. 

"I am deeply humbled by 
this award." said Rogers. "I 
view this honor as recognition 
of the enormous contributions 
the women of our college 
make not onlv to Shelton State 
but to our community. This 
honor truly reflects their hard 
work and dedication in the 

Shelton President Rick Rogers 
was honored by BPW as 
" Employer of the Year. " 

making Shelton State a great 
place to work " 

The third week in October 
has been celebrated as 
National Business Women's 
week since 1928. 

BPW is the oldest and 
largest organization of work- 
ing women in the United 
States with representative 
membership from the entire 
spectrum of occupations. 
2004 marks the 75th anniver- 
sary of the organization in 


From Page 1 

Party in Room 125 1 , near the 
gymnasium. The gathering is 
an opportunity to catch up 
with old friends and meet new 
ones. If you would like to 
attend, please contact Ronda 
Shirley at 205/391-2252 or 
rshirley @ sheltonstate .edu . 

One annual highlight of 
Shelton State Homecoming 
activities is the crowning of 
the Homecoming Queen at 
hall-time of the men's basket- 
ball game. This year there are 
five finalists vying for the title. 

Eleven students were nom- 
inated by various clubs, organ- 
izations, and departments of 
the school. Three judges 
from the community selected 
the top five contestants based 
on communication skills, per- 
sonality, validated opinions, 
speech, vocabulary and gram- 
mar, grades, appearance, and 

Brittany Cockrell was 
nominated by Circle K. A 
graduate of Tuscaloosa 
County High School , she cur- 
rently has a 3.9 grade point 
average. She is the Service 
Team Leader of Phi Theta 

Kappa and pres- 
ident of Circle 
K. She has also 
participated in 
Meals on 

Wheels and vol- 
unteered at 
Services. Her 
parents are 
Robin and Jim 
Cockrell from 

Robin King 
is a graduate of 
Hale County 
High School 
and has a 4.0 
grade point 
average. She 

Photo/ A my P. Oswalt 

With their displays in 
the atrium, Brittany 
Cockrell, Robin King, 
Elizabeth Mcllwaine, 
Liruisey Tate, and 
Cindy Waldrop com- 
pete for SSCC 2004 
Homecoming Queen. 

serves as a 
Shelton State Ambassador and 
is a member of Phi Theta 
Kappa. She is active at 
Greensboro Bible Methodist 
Church. Her parents are 
Chuck Home and Candy 
Howard of Moundville. 

Elizabeth Mcllwaine is a 
graduate of Tuscaloosa 
County High School and has a 
3.4 grade point average. She is 
a member of Phi Theta Kappa 
and the Service Learning pro- 
gram. Elizabeth is a member 
Team Alabama for the 

National Kidney 

Foundation and has 
participated in the U.S. 
Transplants Games 
where she won a gold 
medal in cycling. Her 
parents are Chris and 
Anna Mcllwaine of 

Lindsey Tate was 
nominated by the 
Shelton State Soccer 
Team and is a graduate 
of Hillcrest High 
School . She currently 
has a 3.5 grade point 
average and is a cap- 
tain on the soccer team, 
active in Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes and 
a team council repre- 
sentative. She is the 
daughter of Cyndy and Jell 

Cindy Waldrop, nominated 
by the theatre department, is a 
graduate of Tuscaloosa 
County High School. She cur- 
rently has a 3.5 GPA and 
attends Shelton on a perform- 
ing arts scholarship. She vol- 
unteers in the theater and is 
active in community service 
with the Salvation Army and 
United Way. She is the daugh- 
ter of Lynda Waldrop and the 
late James Waldrop. 

69 North 

Hillcrest Center 





Bear Creek Road 

Located 2.8 miles North 
of Shelton on Hwy. 69 


69 South 

Nov. 9-Dec. 6, 2004 

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Kritix Korner 

By Chris McNac 

The writer with the shaggy mane but 
well-groomed opinion is back again. 

A lot like the election, where I 
hoped for Bush but feared for Kerry, 
I've been very apprehensive about 
getting my hopes up tor a good theater 
in Tuscaloosa. 

Now that the neon lights have 
been buzzing for a few days and the 
freshly popped popcorn is just itching 
to clog the veins of local moviegoers. 
a few people (namely me) are won- 
dering what we have to look forward 

Some would mention the clean, 
lush stadium seating with legroom 
that Bigfoot could appreciate and that 
new-car smell throughout. Others 
would point to the sound qualitv. 
which I'm sure (thanks to local mogul 
Stan Pate) no expenses were spared 

And those are both fine aspects, 
sure, but to the aesthetically charged 
movie-buff, they aren't what's impor- 
tant. The fear that the Cobb 
Hollywood 16 Cinemas would 
become nothing more than a ware- 
house of the newest cnd-of-the-world 
blockbusters with three to four the- 
aters dedicated to each was over- 

In local editorials, Fve read other 
such concerns that we'll find plenty of 
showings of The Day After 
Tomorro vv-magnitude yawners, but 
that we'll just have to wait patiently 
for the Bama Theatre downtown to 
screen anything worthwhile. 

This is very disheartening. As with 
music, the low -key/low-advertised 
productions are what usually present 
the most fulfilling substance, having 
not been fed through the same cookie- 
cutter mold that mega-budget 
action/thriller flicks are shaped by. 

I A 'Qualified* Ode to Pate 

The Bama Theatre's Silver Screen 
Series seemed to be the only breath of 
fresh air, albeit with only a movie or 
two per month, keeping Tuscaloosa's 
artsy crowd satiated and our collective 
taste in movies slightly above embar- 
rassing. With the demise of 
McFarland's Fox 12 (which actually 
screened the fantastic Lost in 
Translation for a week or two), the 
outlook was pretty bleak. 

So, why all the past tense verbs in 
that last paragraph? Perhaps, like 
Tuesday's election, I don't have as 
much to worry about as I assumed. 
Among Cobb's obvious opening-day 
blockbuster titles of Ladder 49 and 
The Bonnie Supremacy are surpris- 
ingly substantial films like / Heart 
Hnckabees, an existential comedy I 
happily drove to Birmingham to see. 
even with gas prices as high as they 
are, and the Wes Anderson- in spired 
Napoleon Dynamite { Anderson f S 
quirky style is evident in such incred- 
ible movies as Tfie Royal Tenenhawns 
and Rushmore). 

Movies like these mentioned, save 
the Hollywood cash cow breed, have 
a genuine quality and originality that 
set them far apart from the contrived 
and perpetually trite box office 
money-makers that offer little more 
than beautiful women alongside excit- 
ing explosions in an attempt to 
exhaust every building that hasn't 
already been blown-up or 
Armageddoned away on film. 

It was fun the first time. It man- 
aged to hold your attention the sixth 
time. But sooner or later, anyone who 
recognizes the traits of a good movie 
has got to realize that this ain't it. 

But who knows? Maybe Vm 
being much too optimistic about this. 
Maybe this is just a fluke and within a 
few weeks, we'll be served up the 
very bottom of Hollywood's barrel 
once again. But any fan of worth- 
while movies has got to feel this is at 
least somewhat promising. Maybe. 
aside from unparalleled ambience, the 
Bama Theatre finally has competition 
when it comes to movie quality. 

If so, I gladly thank Stan Pate for 
delivering us this much-needed the- 
ater. But if you see him first, tell him. 
Fd tell him, but my movie starts at 7. 

Heads up for 
Students in the 
program got 
into the 

Halloween spir- 
it this year by 
preparing hor- 
rifying coif 
feures for their 
practice models. 






It's not about 
where you are, 

but where 
you re going. 

It's not about 

who you are, 

but who you 

want to be. 

Find Yourself 

Educating for Life 

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Alabama s Public Liberal Arts University 


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Boening's blurb rates back cover 

Dr. Chuck Boening. 
instructor of history at Shclton 
State, has completed a review 
of the text for the third edition 
of The American Promise 
published by Bedford/St. 
Martin's Press, a publisher of 
college texts specializing in 
the humanities. 

Boening has been a mem- 
ber of the She! ton State staff 
for seven years. 

He holds a bachelor's 
degree in history and political 
science, a master's in history, 
and a doctorate in higher edu- 
cation administration, all from 
the University of Alabama. 

"I actually reviewed the 
whole second edition, making 
suggestions for additions, 
deletions, changes, etc. for this 
third edition. Vm extremely 
flattered that the publishers 
chose to print my review on 
the back cover of the text/* 
said Boening. 

His review read in part. "I 
chose The American Promts 
with such zeal because stu- 
dents do care about the text 
and want it to be easy to read , 
relevant, and useful in the 

Photo Brandon Lavctl 

Shelton history instructor 
Chuck Boening's review of 
The American Promise was 

printed on back cover of the 
text's third edition. 

classroom. This book pres- 
ents information in a clear. 
chronological manner, and it 
provides useful primary and 
secondary sources and inter- 
esting anecdotes, making it 
appealing to even the most 
apathetic students" 

"This is a real accomplish- 
ment and an official acknowl- 
edgement of Dr. Boening's 
expertise in the field" said 
Camille Cochrane, SSC( 
Dean of Instruction. 

Bailey named Associate Dean 

DeLane Bailey of 
Tuscaloosa has been named 
Associate Dean of Business 
Services at Shelton State 
Community College. 

Bailey is a graduate of the 
University of Alabama where 
she received a degree in 
accounting. For the past eight 
years she has served as 
Assistant Director of Facilities 
Business Administration at the 
University of Alabama. 

Bailey is a native of 
Mound vi lie* the daughter of 
Armon and Mattie Rogers. 
She is married to Chris Bailey, 
an independent business 
owner in Tuscaloosa and 
Pickens counties. The par- 
ents of two sons, John and 



Walt, they are members of 
Tuscaloosa First Presbyterian 
Church . 

Till delighted to have 
someone with Delane's 
expertise in facilities," said 
Karen VanLuvenden Dean of 
Business Services at Shelton 
State. "I look forward to 
working with her for years to 

Grimes meets on meetings 

Dr. Deborah Grimes 
attended the 2004 Annual 
Conference for the National 
Council on Staff. Professional, 
and Organizational 

Development (NCSPOD) in 
Kansas City, Mo.. Oct. 20-24 
where she presented a pro- 
gram entitled "Not Another 
Meeting! The Art of 
Effective Meetings*' focusing 
on skills, techniques, and 
behaviors that enhance the 
effectiveness of meetings. 

Grimes is director of 
Library Services at Shelton 
State. She is also responsible 

for professional development 
activities sponsored at the col- 
leee bv Title III and the Carl 
D. Perkins giants. 

Her doctorate is in aca- 
demic library management 
from the University of 
Alabama, where she is also an 
adjunct faculty member. She 
has presentee! often in both 
library and professional devel- 
opment groups, including 
twice previously at NCSPOD, 
and was the 2002 recipient of 
NCSPOD\ John Frye 
Individual Merit Award for the 
Southern Region. 


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have participated in the Miss 
Alabama pageant. 

The Dec. 4 Reunion 
Concert will feature current 
Shelton Singers and the 
Shelton Brass Ensemble in the 
first half with the Reunion 
Choir joining in the second 
half of the program of 
Christmas music. 

Past directors of the 
Shelton Singers, in addition to 
Coats who served in that 
capacity from 1979 to 1982, 

include Everett McCorvey 
and the late Joy Dendy. 
Blackshear has been director 
since 1987, joined in 1999 by 
Mark Brown as Assistant 
Director. Susan Goode serves 
as piano accompanist for the 

'The Shelton Singers have 
served the college as ambassa- 
dors since its inception singing 
for area high schools, church- 
es, and civic organizations. 
Being a part of the develop- 
ment of 'The Community 
College of the Fine Arts' has 
been such a source of pride in 
my life," said group founder 
Syble Coats who is music 

department chair at Shelton 
State. "During the past 25 
years so many wonderful 
memories have been made 
through the sounds of the 
Shelton Singers." 

The Dec. 4 reunion concert 
will begin at 2 p.m. in the 
Bean-Brown Theatre. The 
concert is free and open to the 

For additional information 
on the performance, or if you 
are a past member of the 
Shelton Singers and would 
like to participate, please con- 
tact Glinda Blackshear at 205- 
391-2344 or by email at 

Murphy spreads the wellness word 

Dr. Milady Murphy, 
Director of the Shelton State 
Wellness Center, recently 
spoke to two groups at 
Stillman College. On 
Thursday, Oct. 22. Murphy 
spoke to the men's and 
women's basketball players 
on the topic "Eating to 
Enhance Athletic 

Performance" at the request of 
Coach Leon Douglas, head 
men's basketball coach at 
Stillman College. On Oct. 23, 
Murphy was the welcoming 
guest speaker for the first 
Women's Health Symposium 

organized by the Tuscaloosa 

County Public Health 
Department, West Alabama 
Aids Outreach and other com- 
munity health organizations. 
Her address was entitled 
"Women and Wellness/* 

Murphy established the 
Wellness Center at Shelton 
State in 1990 and has been its 
director since its inception. 
She has received numerous 
honors for work and is a 
nationally sought after speak- 
er. She holds a B.S. in 
Health, Physical Education, 
Sport and Dance from 

Bridge water State College and 
M.S. and Ed.D. degrees in 
Physical Education from The 
University of Alabama. She 
is a regular guest on Wellness 
Wednesday with Phillip 
Coleman on WVUA 

Channel 7, and "Great Day 
Tuscaloosa" appearing each 
Friday at noon on Comcast 
Channel 20. 

For more information on 
the Shelton State Wellness 
Center or to schedule a speak- 
ers visit on health and well- 
ness issues, please contact Dr. 
Murphy at 205/391-2994. 

Open for business— and 
looking for workers 

Popular nearby restaurant 
Willy T'$ has taken over half of 
the restaurant facilities in 

Shelton's foodcaurt The restau- 
rant will serve 7 a.m. until 2 
p.m. Monday through Thursday 
and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on 
Fridays. Willy T's joins Oliver's 
Oven in an attempt to entice 
allege students to eat on cam- 
pus by offering menus from 
established eateries. Willy T's is 
owned by Bill Walton. 

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every great team came at the 
wrong time lor the Bucs this 

Even though the Bucs per- 
formance in the regional play- 
off was not up to par as far as 
Coach Christian and the play- 
ers expectations, there were a 
lew contributing factors that 
already made it im uphill bat- 
tle for them. 

Both of the Btics' veteran 
goalies, sopnomore Greta 
Perkins and freshman Jessica 
Martinez, were unable to play 
due to injury. 

In spite of both of them 
being out, freshman midfield- 
er EUcn Campbell, who had 
not played goalie since her 
high school days at Hoover 
High, stepped up in a critical 
point in the season and gave a 
superb effort as she and the 
defense battled to a nothing- 
to-nothing tie at halftime. 

It looked as if she had been 
playing goalie all year long, 
but in the second half the 
Bucs* defense tired and could- 
n't contain the final onslaught 
by Polk Community College. 

Coach Christian put it best 
when she said. "Unfortunately 
our full potential was never 
reached. You look back on 
things you could have done 
better in practice and through- 
out the season. Especially 
having the talent that we have 
today, we just weren't all on 
the same page/' 

It's a hard task to win 

every game you play in colle- 
giate sports. Just ask Miami 
football Coach Larry Coker 
who took the number three 
team in America to play over- 
matched North Carolina Oct. 
30 and lost. As with Miami, 
the Bucs* loss couldn't have 
come at a worse time and 
spoiled a lot of their hopes of 
contending for bigger things 
this season. 

Even after the unexpected 
and somewhat shocking loss, 
there was still a lot of opti- 
mism among the Bucs play- 
ers who have a lot to think 
positively about. 

For the sophomore players 
who are leaving Shelton this 
year there are more challenges 
to come in soccer and in life 
just the same. And for the 
returning players, they should 
hold their heads high because 
as Coach Christian put it. 
The future looks bright:' 

The Bucs have several 
key players returning and 
some good recruits coming in. 
Standout freshmen Katie 
Schager and Kime Davey 
look to come on strong next 
year and lead the Bucs even 

When asked about what 
she thought of the Soccer pro- 
gram since she had been here , 
departing midfielder Molly 
Einfeldt replied, "Every year 
this program gets better and it 
will be exciting to see how far 
this team will go in years to 
come." Einfeldt looks to 
return to her home state of 
Utah and walk on at Brigham 
Young University next year. 


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Photo/ A my P. Oswalt 

Night Class 

Shelton State's newest facilities — its astronomy observatory and 
classroom amphitheater —were dedicated on Oct. 27, upon the 
occasion of the total lunar eclipse. Marking the occasion were (L- 
R) Carla Bailey, Dr. Lee Alhritton, Dean Camille Cochrane, 
President Rick Rogers, Mayor Al DuPont, Sandra Hall Ray, and 
an unidentified representative of West Alabama Chamber 
Commerce. Alhritton meets his astronomy classes in this Fredd 
Campus location four evenings a week. 

Photo/Martha I 
Molly Booth p mis a trophy 
arolyn Edwards, the win- 
ner of the paper airplane cou- 
nt the Fredd Campus. 

ated a monster: the need to put 
on such good-time, communi- 
ty-buildinfi events all school 
year long. 

The college's students 

were bombarded with dis- 
plays and events throughout 
the month. If there wasn't 
singing in the atrium, there 
were airplanes looping 
through or goblins visiting. 

With Homecoming taking 
place in the first and the begin- 
ning of the second week of 
November, the unique campus 
atmosphere Shelton is creat- 
ing continues to be displayed. 

In light of the enlarged par- 
ticipation (particularly of the 
students) in this year's events, 
many have expressed the 
thought that it would be nice if 
these type events could be 
held more often. 

Martha Key, who served 
as coordinator for most of the 
activities, would like to see the 

events held throughout the 
year. "We might have to scale 
them back a little because all 
the workers have other jobs to 


Phol un> P. < > wait 
The winners of the Halloween 
group contest 'The Dog 

Catchers" (L-Ri Robin Potts, 
Molly and Jonah Bootli. and 
for individual costumes was 
Brandy Burgess as Tinkerbell 

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members 

The Shelton State Chapter 
of Phi Theta Kappa inducted 
49 new members at its Oct. 24 
tall ceremony. 

The new members are: 
(Bessemer) Todd Stuart 
Watson; (Boligee) James 
Edward Harden; 

(Brookwood) Dustin 

Nathaniel Mullienix; 

(Carol I ton) Michael Leo 
Gibson; (Coker) Ashley 
Sheree Crawford, Sara Allison 
Fair; ( Cotton d a 1 e ) B arbara 
Jean Hartsoe, Billy Hugh 
Loller Til, Jody Lynn White; 
(Elrod) Jamila Rain Tilley; 
(Fosters) Holly Renca Hayes; 

(Gordo) Joshua Randall 
Junkin; (Greensboro) Kristen 
Nevin Allison, Diane Travis. 
(Hueytown) Laura Sullivan 
Roberts; (Kennedy) Candice 
Roxanne Parker; 

( Mound vi lie) Robert Earl 
Crawford, Roxey Ann Green, 
Frances Nicole Lunceford. 
Kenny Tingle, Katharine 
McCormick York; 

(Northport)Patricia Diane 
Beall. Columbus Brett Butler. 
Patricia Elouise Decker, 
Lewis Clarke Drummond, 
Anna Lee Lackey, Jake 
Emory Porter, Gary Wade 
Reaves. Alan Daniel Texada, 

Elizabeth Carrie White, Chad 
Woods: (Ralph) Carson Dawn 
Sanders; (Tuscaloosa) Kha 
Van Dang, Gloria Owens 
Effinger. Debra Key Fowler, 
Joseph Andrew Harbin, 
Cass i us Ramon Harris, 
Morgan Shane Johnson, 
Jennifer Laurie Kemp, 
Jennifer Ryan Lunceford. Dia 
Jeanea McGraster, Traci 
Dawn Morrison, Chad 
Dwayne Perkins, TaShonna 
Evette Russell, Elizabeth 
Dulaney Sandvig. Joshua 
Christopher Sandvig, April 
Louise Scroseins, Mark Allen 
Shercr. Rebecca Giles Wood. 




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Teams Who Cook produce the cuisine of camaraderie 

Photos/ VL.n ha Keys 

It's Easy Bein' Green 

The biology department won the "Teams Who Cook" contest. 

The Four Seasons Sweet Shoppe 

The second place winner of the "Teams Who 
Cook" contest was SI Team IV. 

The Big Dippers 

The third place winner of the Quality Month 
"Teams WIjo Cook" was the public relations 

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